It won’t be wrong to say that Ubisoft was one the companies that brought the biggest announcements and reveals at the E3 2017 yesterday. From sequels of The Crew and Assassin’s Creed to new titles like Skulls and Bones, the company did a damn well job at keeping the audience hooked. The release of the new game title, Skulls and Bones particularly had our attention, probably because of the shocking similarity it has to one of our favorite games of all time – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
It seems the company realized bringing back the naval element to one of its games was a good strategy since one of the best Assassin Creed’s game was the Black Flag, and only because of its naval gameplay. While Assassin’s Creed is no longer set in the waters, Skulls and Bones might just be the perfect replacement.
CEO of Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot spoke about the new release at the E3 and introduced it as “building off the legacy of one of our most popular games.” Although not clearly named, it is obvious Guillemot was referring to Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
The game takes players to the Indian Ocean in the year 1721 (the Golden Age of Piracy), promising intense naval action and the battle between pirates. The objective of Ubisoft’s new game is to collect the largest amount of loot contrary to the Black Flag game where the objective was to eliminate the enemy ships.
Skulls and Bones features customizable ships, PvP (Player vs. Player) combat, treasure hunts and a 5v5 multiplayer battle mode. The trailer of the game showcased at the E3 2017 shows us that we’re in for some dynamic, visual-candy graphics with realistic mechanics and physics set into place.
According to IGN, Ubisoft Singapore will also launch a ‘Keeper’s Program’ prior to the public release of the game. This program will allow players to help in testing the game and how to make improvements in several aspects.
Skulls and Bones is scheduled to release next fall in 2018. The game will be launched for the Xbox One X, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, and Windows PC.
If you want to experience the same naval combat as in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, then get ready for the release of Skulls and Bones next year, or better yet, sign up for the Keeper’s Program and be one of the first gamers to have a hands-on experience of Ubisoft’s new title.